‘Umpire’ blog is shuttered, but its judge-author is staying in the game


Judge who sparred with Pennsylvania AG is removed, ‘clouded’ objectivity cited

Legal Ethics

Judge who called state position a ‘lie from the pit of hell’ faces ethics charges

Sentencing/Post Conviction

Some defendants get sentences reduced when prosecutors heed judges’ suggestions

Court Security

Car going ‘way too fast’ crashes outside entrance to federal courthouse

Constitutional Law

New courthouse nativity display puts founding fathers, Lady Liberty next to Bill of Rights in manger

Public Defenders

PD’s office says it can’t accept any more cases; ethics prof sees triage system

Criminal Justice

PD pays $300 to appeal $25 fine for vibrating cellphone

Legal Ethics

Senior judge reprimanded for Facebook posts about his trials


BigLaw associate who co-wrote ‘Notorious RBG’ rap song dies at age 25

Court Security

Ex-client guilty of threat to kill lawyer; another man fights case over lawyer face-slap

Criminal Justice

Judge wasn’t required to help police arrest her fugitive boyfriend, her lawyer says

International Law

New court at one of world’s busiest train stations will speed administration of justice

U.S. Supreme Court

Sotomayor says she nearly withdrew her SCOTUS nomination

Legal Ethics

Arkansas judge is accused of offering ‘substitutionary sentences’ followed by sexual proposals

Trials & Litigation

Unhappy with ‘copious’ footnotes, federal judge orders Hagens Berman to omit them in new brief


Pennsylvania voters will consider raising judicial retirement age

Court Security

Man mistakes courthouse for Hilton hotel, winds up at county jail


Feds secretly bugged courthouse grounds to eavesdrop on private conversations, motion says

Internet Law

Nevada man is arrested for alleged Facebook threats against federal judge